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Jeryl Lynn Hilleman with A Case of the Mumps

Jeryl Lynn Hilleman with A Case of the Mumps

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Description (Brief)
A print of a 1963 photograph documenting Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, sick with a case of the mumps. Jeryl Lynn's father, Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, developed the Mumpsvax vaccine after isolating a viable mumps strain from Jeryl Lynn during her sickness. The vaccine's mumps virus strain would become known as the Jeryl Lynn strain. The pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme widely distributed this photograph as part of their press release and promotion for the Mumpsvax vaccine. This photograph has handwritten notations on the back.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph, vaccination, mumps
date made
ca 1966
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2017.3081.01
catalog number
2017.3081.01
nonaccession number
2017.3081
Credit Line
Gift of the Hilleman Family: Lorraine W. Hilleman, Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, and Kirsten Jeanne Hilleman
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Antibody Initiative: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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